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COLLAERT, Adrian (1560-1618). Piscium vivae icones. [Antwerp: n.p., c.1610.]
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COLLAERT, Adrian (1560-1618). Piscium vivae icones. [Antwerp: n.p., c.1610.]

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COLLAERT, Adrian (1560-1618). Piscium vivae icones. [Antwerp: n.p., c.1610.]

Oblong 8° (172 x 240mm). Engraved title and 25 numbered plates by and after Collaert. (Some light scattered stains mainly in the margins, a larger stain affecting plate 16, tiny marginal wormtrack in top left corner, red pencil drawing of a dragon on verso of plate 24.) Later vellum, new endpapers (light staining). Provenance: Luisa Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti (book collector; bookplate) — trace of removed bookplate — ink shelfmark on spine and endpapers.

FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINE SUITE OF ENGRAVINGS of fish, but also including a whale, a turtle, a tortoise, molluscs, crustaceans, and a crocodile. Of the four copies listed by ABPC only one comprised all 25 plates. Bibliotheca Piscatoria, p.63; Nissen ZBI 925.
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